Five New Web-Borne Security Threats

Five New Web-Borne Security Threats

Five New Web-Borne Security Threats

In 2008, criminals moved from email (spam, viruses) to sophisticated web-based attacks. Targeting weaknesses in server-based applications such as blogging tools and client-side browser plug-ins, including Flash, has allowed malware to be installed when users simply visit a web page.
Social networking and rich media bring new threats to your data security. A report from MessageLabs, a unit of Symantec, describes several problems cropping up in the Web 2.0 world.
Senior Writer and author of the Know It All blog

Ed Cone has worked as a contributing editor at Wired, a staff writer at Forbes, a senior writer for Ziff Davis with Baseline and Interactive Week, and as a freelancer based in Paris and then North Carolina for a wide variety of magazines and papers including the International Herald Tribune, Texas Monthly, and Playboy. He writes an opinion column in his hometown paper, the Greensboro News & Record, and publishes the semi-popular EdCone.com weblog. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Lisa, two kids, and a dog.
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